Popular Tourist Spots in Rajshahi For Bikers
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Popular Tourist Spots in Rajshahi For Bikers

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Rajshahi! Known as Green City, Silk City, Education City, is located in the north-western region of Bangladesh. This city is famous for mangoes also has a lot of ancient history. Rajshahi is one of the primordial and traditional metropolises of Bangladesh and the largest city in North Bengal. There are many travel thirsty people who want to visit Rajshahi and enjoy the sights of this place. Well, there are many places of interest for those who are craving for travel here. On the other hand, due to modern roads, bridges, culverts, flyovers, the communication system, Rajshahi is much better place for bikers. Bikers feel safe and find this place interesting as they can reach any place in time with their bikes. So, let us have a look at the attention-grabbing sights for bikers in Rajshahi.

- Puthia Shiva Temple
- Hawakhana
- Puthia Rajbari
- Barindra Research Museum
- Shaheed Kamaruzzaman Central Park and Zoo
- Beautiful Padma Bank
- Shah Makhdum Ruposh Mazar
- University of Rajshahi
- Bagha Mosque
- Shaheed Zia Children's Park
- Beel Kumari and Nice Garden

Puthia Shiva Temple, Hawakhana and Puthia Rajbari:

Only 30 km from Rajshahi main city, Puthia Rajbari, Puthia Shiva Temple and Hawakhana are known as a spectacular historical places. In 1895, Empress Hemantakumari Devi built the present rectangular two-storied palace in attractive Indo-European architecture. The pillars of the front of the building, ornaments, woodwork, paintings of flowers and herbs on the walls and doors of the rooms bear the hallmarks of an excellent construction style. The roof of the palace is flat, iron beams, wooden beams and tiles have been used on the roof. Trenches were dug around the palace for security. There are many unknown mysteries surrounding this place. This place is very familiar and popular for bikers. There are no traveler who have come to visit Rajshahi, but did not seen Puthia Rajbari. The number of such travelers is very insignificant. From Rajshahi city, you can easily reach that place with your bike. For this you have to take the Rajshahi - Natore Highway. From Rajshahi city you can go through Bhadra, Talaimari road, or you can take the road from Saheb Bazar to Talaimari. After crossing the Talaimari turn, you will first see Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) and then you will see University of Rajshahi. Puthia Bazar after 30 km to go ahead along that road. The road to Puthia Rajbari is on the right hand side when Puthia Bazaar starts. Remember the road on the right hand side at the beginning of Puthia Bazar when going from Rajshahi to Natore and the road on the left hand side when coming from Natore to Rajshahi. There is a mosque adjacent to this road, it can be your identification.

The road leading to the side of this mosque is basically the road to Puthia Rajbari. If you go 1 km along this road, you will see Puthia Shiva Temple at the beginning, which is also known as the largest Shiva temple in Bangladesh, then you will see a huge house titled Puthia Rajbari. There is a huge field in front of Puthia Rajbari. If you are lucky enough Rat Mela will be seen in this field. The ground floor of the two-storey building is arched. There is a staircase to the second floor on the south side of the building. It is known that the members of Puthia Rajbari used to come from Rajbari in chariots or elephants, take a boat ride in the pond and enjoy the open air of the pond. Near around 3 kilometers from Puthia Bazar and almost 500 meters away from Puthia-Rajshahi Highway the Hawakhana is situated.

Barindra Research Museum:

The Barindra Research Museum is located at Hetem Khan, this place is one of the major places of Rajshahi city. This is the first museum in Bangladesh. It is one of the best place for archeological collections in South Asia. Sarat Kumar Roy, zamidar of the Dighapatiya royal family of Natore, lawyer Akshay Kumar Motrya and teacher of Rajshahi Collegiate School Ramprasad Chandra have made significant contributions to the establishment of the Barindra Museum. In 1910, they formed the Barindra Research Society to collect and preserve the heritage and specimens of Bengal. In that year, they searched various places in Rajshahi and collected 32 rare specimens. Construction of the museum's own building began on land donated by Sarat Kumar Roy to preserve these artifacts. Construction was completed in 1913. The museum was inaugurated by the present Governor of Bengal, Carmichael, on 13 November of the same year. By asking any person walking in the city bikers can reach to this museum. The way to get here is from Rajshahi College to Rajshahi Court. You have to start from the Rajshahi Collage and going a little further from Rajshahi College and you will see the Barindra Research Museum on the right hand side. Another road is City College and Medical College. A 4-lane turn will take place just a few moments away from City College.

The Barindra Research Museum is on the left hand side from that turn. The collection of Barindra Museum is more than 9 thousand. There are traces of shidhu civilization thousands of years ago. Archaeological finds from the Mohenjodaro civilization, stone statues, Buddha statues built in the 11th century, the head of Bhairab, the Ganges and countless other statues are among the invaluable collections of this museum. The silver coins of the Mughal period, the round gold coins of the Gupta emperor Chandragupta, and the round silver coins of Emperor Shah Jahan are particularly noteworthy. There are about 5000 manuscripts out of which 3648 are in Sanskrit and the rest are in Bengali. Paintings from the Pal period to the Muslim period, by Imad ud-Daulah, Nurjahan's father are seen here.

Shaheed Kamaruzzaman Central Park:

During the British sovereign time, the English introduced horse racing in our country. Watching the game and betting caused a lot of excitement. In urban areas there were racecourses. People used to come around the place, even from far away, because of the intoxication of race. Many have been lost in this game and lost everything. But the organizers have benefited. The racecourse of Rajshahi city was on the banks of Padma. Now this racecourse ground is Rajshahi Central Park. After the closure of race and a horse driven vehicle named tomtom, the racecourse ground of Rajshahi was abandoned for a long time. On that time Minister Shahid AHM Kamaruzzaman and the Deputy Commissioner Abdur Rauf made important contributions in the construction of the park here to build it as an ideal institution for the entertainment of the city dwellers. Its activities started in 1972. This park, built on about 33 acres of land, was acquired by the Rajshahi City Corporation from the district council on November 26, 1996.
The route you need to take to reach Shahid Kamaruzzaman Central Park and Zoo is approximately 3 km west from Rajshahi Saheb Bazar Zero Point. To rech this place you have to pass through CNB more a combination point of four roads. Near this place you will see the Bangladesh Bank, at the west of the tourist motel this park is placed, which is the east of the Rajshahi Divisional Commissioner's Office and the Rajshahi Police Line. The park can be seen from the road on the north side of the main road. While you are off to Kamaruzzaman Central Park within these 3 km you can see a lot of things from your bike.

On the way you will see Rajshahi College, Fire Service, Now-Government Degree College, CNB, Bangladesh Bank, Mission Hospital and then Shaheed Kamaruzzaman Central Park and Zoo. You can also reach this place from Rajshahi Rail gate. Going straight from rail gate to the Laxmipur main road this destination can be reached as well. Once you cross the Laxmipur area, take the first right from CNB Mor and from there on the left hand side of the road you will find Shaheed Kamaruzzaman Central Park.

The bank of the Padma

From Bulanpur to Satbaria via Barakuthi and Panchabati the bank of the Padma across an area of about 12 km long is now the best place of entertainment for the people of Rajshahi. Starting from Bulanpur, there are many entertainment spots near the Padma. Among them are Bulanpur i-badh, Hi-Tech Park, T Badh, Shimla Park, BGB Border area, Muktamancha, Padma Garden, all the roads have been constructed along the banks of Padma. At present, people can easily see the beauty of the Padma by walking along this road. Summer, winter, monsoon or autumn, you will see people flock by the river Padma in all seasons. Even the Padma in summer without water and the Padma filled with water in the rainy season always attracts people. Taken to its naturalness. And if it is a festival, there is no doubt people with gather by on the bank of this beautiful river. The Padma River is the first choice spot for the entertainment enthusiasts at every festival.

The bank of this Padma is located close to the heart of the city, so you don't have to take that much hassle to find out the spot. The Padma River flows on the south of Rajshahi. You just have to take left from the market road and going for a while you will reach the bank of Padma. If you are interested to start from Bulanpur you have to go for Rajshahi-Court main road, cross the Rajshahi Court and you will find the Hi-Tech Park on the left hand side. From there you can start your journey to see all the river side and doffrent spots situated on the bank.

Mazar Sharif of Shah Makhdum Ruposh

Shah Makhdum Ruposh was one of the renowned Sufi saints and preachers of Bengal. It was through him that Islam spread in the Barindra and Gaur regions. He discoursed the glorious message of Islam in Bangladesh and Rajshahi region in the last half of the thirteenth century and the beginning of the fourteenth century. Fascinated by his unique personality, hundreds of people were initiated into Islam. At present, these areas are Muslim-majority areas. Shah Makhdum's real name is Abdul Quddus. In order to set a unique example in the pursuit of religion and knowledge, the titles "Shah", "Makhdum", "Ruposh" etc. were added to his name at different times. He is famous all over the world as Shah Makhdum Ruposh. At the time of his death, he was buried at his chosen place, which is now at Dargapara in Rajshahi city, to the south of the river Padma and to the east is Rajshahi College. Orosh is celebrated here every year on the 27th day of the month of Rajab in the Hijri year. It is said that Shah Makhdum used to cross the river on the back of a crocodile. At present the crocodile is buried next to the tomb of Shah Makhdum. The crocodile's grave is still there.

If you want to go there, you have to take the path from Saheb Bazar in Rajshahi to the river bank through Master Para. On the other hand, come to the southern end of Rajshahi College and exit the college gate and go to the right hand side or west. Another way is to go south from the turn of the Barindra Museum to the river bank and you will see a turn to the east or a little to the left of Shah Makhdum Ruposh's Mazar Sharif. There are many roads to reach this shrine. If you lost the path, it won’t be a problem, any one will tell you the road.

University of Rajshahi:

University of Rajshahi located in Rajshahi Division of Bangladesh, is also renowned as Cambridge University of the East is the second largest university in our country. Rajshahi University was established on 6th July 1953. The university is located on the Dhaka-Rajshahi highway, 5 km from Rajshahi city. On February 18, 1969, the name of Rajshahi University was added to the history of the freedom fighting in exchange for the life of Mohammad Shamsuzzoha the University Proctor and a popular personality. In front of the administrative building-1 Tomb of Mohammad Shamsuzzoha is located. Rajshahi University Campus covers an area of about 753 acres or 304 hectares. The educational activities of Rajshahi University that are being conducted at present has 5 higher research institutes, 56 departments under 9 faculties. This University has many ancient monuments and sculptures. If you enter through the main gate of Rajshahi University, you will first see the Sabas Bangladesh sculpture, which is a monument of our great liberation war. If you go a little in front of the administrative building-1 you will face the tomb of Mohammad Shamsuzzoha on the right side, one can see the Golden Jubilee Tower commemorating the golden jubilee of the establishment of Rajshahi University as well. In front of this Golden Jubilee Tower the beautiful Paris Road, which is one of the most beautiful roads in Bangladesh will pass though the left. This Paris Road looks most beautiful on a rainy afternoon. Paris Road is full of old trees on both sides. The feeling of riding a bike on this Paris Road is really different.

There is also a Shaheed Minar Complex. It is located in front of the Administrative Building-2 and in front of the University Central Mosque. There we have Shaheed Minar, Shaheed Memorial Museum, two murals and an open stage. Note that this is a Wi-Fi zone that is free for all. In front of the Shaheed Minar there is a mosque covering a beautiful large area. Among other beautiful mosques, the mosque of Rajshahi University can be placed in the first row. Meanwhile, there is also Vidyargha, which was built during the war of liberation in memory of Habibur Rahman, a teacher of Mathematics Department. It is located in the premises of Shaheed Habibur Rahman Hall. A place named Bodhovumi is located in a short distance from the University campus. It is about half a kilometer away from Shaheed Shamsuzzoha Hall of Rajshahi University.
If you want to go to Rajshahi University, you have to take the route of Zero Point - Talaimari Main Road or Railgate - Talaimari Main Road. Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology (RUET) is just in front of Talaimari more. The campus starts from the Kajla just in front of RUET. There many ways to enter, like Kajla Gate, Main Gate, Binodpur Gate and Fine Arts Gate to enter the university. You can enter and visit Rajshahi University through any of the gates you want.

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Shaheed Zia Shishu Park:

Rajshahi City Corporation undertook a project in 1995 to build the Shaheed Zia Shishu Park. The project was not executed due to various complications. The park was opened to the public on February 1, 2006 on a trial basis. Minister for Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Abdul Mannan Bhuiyan officially inaugurated the park on February 25, 2006. More than Tk 11 crore was spent on the construction of Shaheed Zia Shishu Park. The park has 70 games to play of using 19 items and they are spread over 12.21 acres of land. Items include Merry Go Round, Mini Railcar, Monorail Sky Bike, Flum Rides, Octopus, Super Swing, Bumper Car, Bumper Boat, Kidi Rides, Physiological Games, 3D Movie Theater, Pedal Boat, Bouncy Castle, Horse Ride, Horse Ride Swing, paratrooper, tea cup and battery car. There are three counters on each side for tickets to enjoy the items inside. The beauty of the park has been enhanced by creating artificial hills in the middle of the lake. Two bridges have been built on either side to allow the mini railcar to pass through the hills. The office of the two-storey building has a beautiful entrance gate resembling an animal house and an ice house. There is a prayer room on the second floor of this building. The exit gate resembles an octopus and the entrance gate resembles a tiger's face to entering in and going out.

If you want to go to Shaheed Zia Shishu Park, you have to take the Rajshahi-Naogaon Highway. The distance of this park from Rajshahi's one of the main ponit Railgate is about 3 kilometers. It will not take long to go to the park from that palce if you ride on bike. The road that goes north from the Railgate junction is the Rajshahi-Naogaon Highway. After about 3 km on that highway, you will see the main gate of the only postal academy in Bangladesh. The road on the right hand side from the gate of this postal academy is the main road to the main Zia Shishu Park. Shaheed Zia shishu Park can also be reached by the road that goes to the left hand side from the corner of Postal Academy. From the Railgate to the park, you can see the District Stadium, BGB Head Office, Rajshahi Development Authority (RDA) Building, Postal Academy right in front of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank and then Shaheed Zia Shishu Park.

Beel Kumari and Nice Garden:

Beel Kumari is next to Tanore Upazila Sadar in Rajshahi. You can see waving fish clearly in the water, and birds roam freely above. Like a sanctuary for fish and birds. Beel Kumari has been maintaining the balance of nature and biodiversity of Tanore upazila. It seems like the river Shiva and this bill are identical bodies. This river flows through the middle of it. Two or three more rivers are attached with this Bill Kumari. Throughout the year, there are two types of activities - fishing and paddy cultivation. In the rainy season, the river and the beel merge into one. Just water and water as far as the eye can see. Most of it dries up in winter. There is a fish sanctuary on one side of this area. Fishing is ban here. In this sanctuary, fish lay their eggs without any interference and grow up. On the other side of the sanctuary, fishing is the daily life of the fishermen all year round, but fishermen can do fishing in this sanctuary once a year. The birds, which are seen here Pankauri, Bakhachokhi, Gangchil, Gang Shamukhkhola, duck and other species of birds. There is a road in the middle of the beel for movement from one side to another side of the beel and there is a bridge in the middle. Many people come and go on this bridge during the rainy season holidays and when you climb on this bridge and look around, there is only water and water. It looks like you are standing on an island and enjoying the water.

If you want to go for beel Kumari from Rajshahi, you have to take the Rajshahi-Naogaon Highway. The road that goes straight north from the railgate will take you to Amchattar and before that you will reach, Bhugaril then Baya. The road on the left hand side from Baya turn is the main road to Rajshahi-Tanore. Before you get to Tanore to see the beauty of nature along this road, you have to take the Taland mor turn and a road full of bricks will lead you to the beautiful Beel Kumari. If someone comes on a bike and then sits hear, the wind of this place sways his body, then his body becomes strong instant. This place is a wonderland for bikers.

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Nice Garden

Nice Garden is located in Chanduria Union, 15 km from Rajshahi city, on the side of Rajshahi-Tanore highway. Many people come here every day to enjoy the beauty, especially on holidays. The Nice Garden is a beautiful, artificially created spectacle created by private ownership. There are many beautiful setting up and a huge lake where you can hire a paddle boat. If you want to go to Nice Garden from Rajshahi, you have to take a bike to Railgate Shaheed Kamaruzzaman Chattar and then proceed along Rajshahi-Naoga Highway. The road that goes on the left hand side from the Baya turn is basically the Rajshahi-Tanore highway. About 6 km along this highway, you will see Nice Garden on the right side of the road.

Bagha Mosque

The Bagha Mosque was established by Sultan Nasiruddin Nusrat Shah in 1523 AD. It is located about 40 km from Rajshahi district town. The Bagha Mosque was built by Sultan Nusrat Shah, son of Alauddin Shah, the founder of the Hussain Shahi dynasty, in 1523-1524 (930 AH). Later, when the domes of this mosque were demolished, the destroyed mosque was given a new roof in 1897. The mosque is located on 256 bighas of land. The courtyard of the mosque has been made 8-10 feet high from the plain land. The pillars and carvings on the north side of the gate have been destroyed. The mosque has 10 domes. And inside there are 6 pillars. The mosque has 4 arches, which are inlaid with great artwork. There is an inscription in Persian on the middle door. The masonry of the mosque is made of lime and brick powders. The mosque has a total of 10 domes, 4 minarets (dome-shaped at the top) and 5 entrances. Terracotta designs are present everywhere inside and outside the mosque. The huge lake next to the mosque is also a place of interest. Besides, there are several tombs of Pir Aulia next to the mosque premises. Numerous terracotta handicrafts which include mango, water lily, herbs and thousands of other handicrafts used in Persian carving. Besides, on the north side of the mosque premises is the shrine of Hazrat Shahdaula and his five companions. Nasiruddin Nasrat Shah, son of the independent Sultan of Bengal Alauddin Hussain Shah, dug a lake in front of the mosque for public welfare. Adjacent to the Shahi Mosque, the lake is on 52 bighas of land. There are rows of coconut trees around this tank. Every year during the winter, the area becomes famous for the chirping of innumerable guest birds.

It is very easy to reach the Bagha Masjid riding a bike. From Rajshahi city you have to take the Rajshahi-Natore highway through Talaimari. On the Rajshahi-Natore highway, you will come across the Belpukur rail crossing and then 3 km to reach a huge market called Baneshwar Bazar. This Baneshwar market is very famous for buying and selling mangoes. From this Baneshwar Bazar to Natore, there will be a traffic turn in front. If you look to the right hand side from that traffic turn, you will see that a road has gone which has stopped at Charghat, Bagha, Lalpur and Ishwardi. This road is about 22 km long. This is the way you have to go to Bagha Mosque. On the other hand, those who want to go to this mosque from Natore can also come through Lalpur of Natore, or from Baneshwar Bazar to Rajshahi by taking the road on the left hand side at the traffic signal.
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